Get Help with Work-Life Balance. Win a Personal Assistant and Hotel Stay!

by Melanie Edwards on April 2, 2010 · 125 comments

in Giveaways, viernes social

Viernes Social at ModernMami.comDisclosure: In conjunction with hosting this giveaway, I will receive two months of personal assistant service from and a 2-night stay at Hyatt Place.

What does every busy working parent need? Besides more sleep, of course – that’s not something I can help you with.

Take another guess. Go ahead….give up? Oh ok.

Personal assistant. Am I right?

I know there’s been many times I’ve said, “If only I had a personal assistant to…” – you fill in the blank. From keeping up with work, the house, finances, our families, and the many many responsibilities we have every day, maintaining your sanity can be hard at times. We work hard to achieve work-life balance in our lives and we need every little bit of help we can get. In fact, a recent national study conducted by Hyatt Place found that the number of Americans struggling with work-life balance has nearly doubled to 71% since 2006.

It seems that one of the reasons we’re having a harder time finding our balance is that we’re no longer splitting up our various roles. The average 2010 American is instead multitasking all day, every day. Some interesting stats from the study:

  • 83% of Americans said they often take care of work matters from home
  • 59% stated that they often handle personal matters at work
  • 62% of respondents said they are constantly multitasking
  • On average, someone working from home is doing five tasks simultaneously

Sound familiar?

To help with your busy multitasking life, Hyatt Place is currently giving away 2 months of virtual personal assistant service to 20 people. The service will be provided by and you can enter through April 9.

But, you can enter for an even better giveaway right here. In addition to the 2 months of virtual assistance, you can also win a 2-night stay at a Hyatt Place hotel of your choice. Oh, and, two of you will win!


Two readers will win a 2-night Hyatt Place hotel stay and 2 months virtual personal assistant service from

How to Enter

If you’d like to enter this contest for a 2-night stay/2 months service package, simply leave a comment below and tell us why you need a personal assistant.

For extra entries:

  1. Tweet about this contest with a link back to this post and include @modernmami in your tweet. You must leave a separate comment with a link to your tweet for your entry to count.
  2. Become a fan of on Facebook and leave a comment on this post with your Facebook name.
  3. Subscribe to this blog via email and leave a comment with the email you used to subscribe. (You can use the email field to do this instead of putting your email in the comment if you prefer.)
  4. Subscribe on friendfeed and leave a comment with your friendfeed ID.
  5. Write a blog post on your own blog sharing with your readers why you need a personal assistant and make sure to link back to this contest page in your post. Leave a comment with your post link.

All entries must be in by Wednesday, April 7 at 11:59 pm EST. Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. The winners will be chosen using and will be notified via email. (Please be sure to provide a valid email address with your entry.

Additional Contest Information

  • There are no blackout dates for the Hyatt Place hotel stay.
  • The personal assistant service hours must be used by August.
  • Official rules for the nationwide Hyatt Place sweepstakes can be found on the contest website.
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sazzyfrazz April 2, 2010 at 3:16 am

I need a personal assistant because I always feel stressed out trying to remember and accomplish all of the things that get done. I constantly feel on edge because I just can't get things done.
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sazzyfrazz April 2, 2010 at 3:27 am

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missbritt April 2, 2010 at 6:33 am

This is an AWESOME contest.

I would use a virtual assistant to manage my work emails, I think. Actually, I'm not really familiar with how a virtual assistant works. My fantasy assistant takes my clothes to the drycleaner – which I've never actually done myself.

Reem Abeidoh April 2, 2010 at 11:20 am

I need a personal assistant because I only got married 6 months ago and I haven't spent any time with my new husband. Why? Because I am always working. If I am not working, I am traveling. I need HELP!

pchanner April 2, 2010 at 6:16 pm

I really need a personal assistant to help handle our family finances. Husband and I are going to be tackling our family budget for the first time since we started our new jobs. I don't know, I just don't think we are equiped to handle such a task. We have some many hopes and plans for our future and want to make sure we are saving and spending wisely.

Oh and we could really use a quick romantic getaway, it's been quite a while since we have had one.

kia April 2, 2010 at 7:01 pm

I'm gonna have a baby soon and will be too busy with the little one to work on some personal projects. A virtual assistant would be great for research and report writing. I also want to check out the Santa Fe, NM Hyatt Place when it opens in June.

Susan Wenner Jackson April 3, 2010 at 6:29 am

I started my own home-based writing business last fall, and blog for several different outlets. There's a lot of email and paperwork that I never seem to get to! I'd love a VA to help me out with some of those tasks, to help me keep on top of things. Wouldn't mind a little weekend away from the stress, either …

Susan Wenner Jackson April 3, 2010 at 6:31 am
Stephanie V. April 3, 2010 at 10:26 pm

Oh where to begin. Tired mummy, tired consultant worker bee, 3 children = little time to organize. help please!
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Heather H April 3, 2010 at 11:40 pm

I need a personal assistant because life is hard when you are a single mother, who works full-time, goes to graduate school part-time and then has to come home and try to supplement my income online by doing various part-time jobs.

NYCSingleMom April 4, 2010 at 6:42 am

I am single mom who is currently unemployed engaged in a job search while managing two sites and http//, contributing writer to three other sites. I would use an assistant to not only manage my writing calendar, job search follow up emails/setting up appointments but setting up personal appointments.

caroldz April 4, 2010 at 6:43 am

I need a personal assistant because I juggle many balls in the air….four kids, a grandchild, husband, jobs, and a house to run.

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Rachel (Hounds in the Kitchen) April 4, 2010 at 7:10 am

Especially after tax season, it is obvious to me that I could use some help with keeping track of finances. Some personal assistance would be great!

mverno April 4, 2010 at 9:35 am

because i work hard all day and need to have help to get things done

jmcharries April 4, 2010 at 10:16 am

I am a full time student in addition to full time wife with lots of things to do for both of those!! It would be great to have help organizing all of my tasks to be more efficient maybe even get a little free time!

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llinda29 April 4, 2010 at 11:35 am

I don't know if I need it but I want to try it

Holly April 4, 2010 at 12:09 pm

I need a personal assistant to help balance home, work and personal workout time.

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